Project Accountant

Posted: 06.28.2023

We are seeking a project accountant to join our 60+ employee company. This is an exciting opportunity to join a Private Real Estate Investment company in Boston and take a lead role in a growing organization. Reporting to the Controller and working closely with external and internal clients, the Project Accountant will be responsible for overseeing a multifaceted portfolio of construction projects including all related accounting, reporting, and analysis. Candidates with advanced Excel skills as well as exposure to Real Estate accounting software such as Yardi, MRI, Timberline or Skyline are encouraged to apply.

Qualified candidates must have a degree in Accounting and at least 3 years of progressive real estate experience through public accounting or private industry with commercial assets. Interested individuals should have previous exposure to the following areas:

  • Project Accounting
  • Budgeting
  • Job Costing
  • Preparation of Financial Statements
  • Complex reconciliations
  • Coordination of month and year-end close activities
  • Cash flow projections
  • Lease abstractions
  • Property Tax analysis
  • Ad-hoc reporting and analysis

Candidate Qualifications

  • Minimum 3 years experience in cost accounting/construction project environment.
  • Minimum 4 year degree in Accounting, Finance or related field
  • Knowledge of accounting principles and general business practices
  • Demonstrate understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Ability to use advanced functions of Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to balance work across multiple projects
  • Ability to work independently and to effectively prioritize workload and tasks
  • Solid communication skills, with proficiency in speaking and writing
  • Knowledge of Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate software

Leggat McCall Properties LLC is a Boston-based, privately held real estate development, advisory and investment firm. We are in the business of delivering complex real estate projects as project managers and advisors for the most reputable businesses and institutions. In the past ten years, our team of market leading professionals have played a key leadership role in more than 42 million sf of project development, representing more than $15 billion of investment. As investment principals, we selectively invest our own capital in joint venture with clients and equity partners. The company has developed or acquired more than $3 billion in assets, specializing in mixed-use, office, residential and research and life science properties.